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French cuff as a barrell?

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Is there any wrongdoing in wearing a french cuffed shirt as a barrell cuff? By this I mean putting the cufflink through both sides of the cuff to form a cirle, as opposed to a teardrop. Thanks, Dan
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I believe that look has been done before in the early 20th century.
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Is there any wrongdoing in wearing a french cuffed shirt as a barrell cuff? By this I mean putting the cufflink through both sides of the cuff to form a cirle, as opposed to a teardrop. Thanks, Dan
I've done this in the past to wear FC shirts under sweaters, long sleeve Polo shirts / sweaters and cardigans. Jon.
post #4 of 8
It would look wrong. Reminds me of Seinfeld: JERRY: That's not a french cuff shirt, you know. GEORGE: I know. I cut the button off and poked a hole with a letter opener. JERRY: Oh, that's classy.
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I am trying this right now... I think you need cuff links that are quite tight (silk knots should be fine). The cuff links I am wearing today don't do the trick (link is too long). Mathieu
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i will not *totally* work, only because the placket is turned on a french cuff, so you'll get a wierd foldover when you do the links barrel-style. (not that it matters much.) on a related note, today i wore a RL 'Merton' shirt, which has a french-style cuff, but without the turnback. also, no horsie.
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i will not *totally* work, only because the placket is turned on a french cuff, so you'll get a wierd foldover when you do the links barrel-style. (not that it matters much.) on a related note, today i wore a RL 'Merton' shirt, which has a french-style cuff, but without the turnback. also, no horsie.
The placket wasn't turned on my shirt. I tried (the cuffs are too large, and this makes them slightly smaller). I think it worked. I may make it a habit. Dan
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i will not *totally* work, only because the placket is turned on a french cuff, so you'll get a wierd foldover when you do the links barrel-style. (not that it matters much.) on a related note, today i wore a RL 'Merton' shirt, which has a french-style cuff, but without the turnback. also, no horsie.
I've had this sort of cuff on Brooks formal shirts. I don't see them in shops anymore, but necessary when worn worn with white-tie.
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